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St Bartholomew the Less

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"ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE LESS, the church of, is situated within the principal gate of Bartholomew's Hospital, on the south-east side of West Smithfield. It was originally a chapel to the hospital, and was founded in the year 1102; but at the dissolution of the priory, it was converted into a parish church for the inhabitants of the precinct of the hospital. It is a vicarage, in the gift of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City, as governors of the hospital. The church is an old fabric, but was tastefully and substantially repaired, and the interior rebuilt in 1823, by Philip Hardwick, Esq., the surveyor to the hospitaL The present vicar is the Rev. Samuel Wix, who was instituted by the governors in 1808." [J. Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Environs (1831) - transcribed by Brian Randell]

This parish is located in Farringdon Without Ward.


Archives and Libraries

London Metropolitan Archive holdings for St Bartholomew the Less.

St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives.


Church Records

Online Parish Register Images and Indexes for St Bartholomew the Less are provided by, or at various subscription sites via, the LDS FamilySearch wiki.


Description and Travel

Wikipedia page on St Bartholomew the Less.

World Heritage Encycyclopedia page on St Bartholomew the Less.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St Bartholomew the Less has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Summary history of St Bartholomew the Less parish, from the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks.

St.Bartholomew's: hospital, museum, church, art gallery and film set, from London-In-Sight Blog. [Lavishly illustrated]

The History of Barts: The Royal and Ancient Hospital of St Bartholomew, by The Friends of the Great Hall & Archive of St Bartholomew's Hospital - a well-illustrated detailed account, including a large number of biographical notes.


Land and Property

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of the parish of St Bartholomew the Less - provides "information from census records, trade directories, etc."


Names, Personal

Surnames from the 1881 census in the St Bartholomew Less district.



Clerical career summaries for the parish of St Bartholomew the Less, from the Clergy of the Church of England Database website.



Sources for listings of taxpayer names for St Bartholomew the Less parish, listed on the LDS FamilySearch wiki.